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Jonboy71Route Climbed: Keyhole route Date Climbed: 08/27/05  Sucess!


Had a great weather day, and better physical conditioning this year, Made it to the summit in 4hrs 15 mins. The hole day took only 9hrs, vs. 11 hours last year. My next goal is to go up the Loft route and do Mt. Meeker, and hopefully I won't have to contend with the two hundred other people along the route, that I delt with this year.
Posted Aug 28, 2005 6:10 pm

mack78Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: July 27  Sucess!


Fantastic weather, the whole day long !

Great hike, reached the summit at 10am.
Posted Aug 27, 2005 11:16 am

Avsfan023Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 12, 2005  Sucess!


Ideal conditions including a meteor shower in the early morning. Happy Birthday Emily! Good luck Dad, can't wait to see your name on this list!
Posted Aug 24, 2005 9:56 pm

Woodie HopperRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 1985  Sucess!

Woodie Hopper

First 14er
Posted Aug 23, 2005 5:48 pm

LoriOLinRoute Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: August 15, 2005  Sucess!


This was a fantastic hike. It started at 2 am, with every start shining in the sky. We had to slow down a bit because the sun had still not started to rise by the time we got to the boulderfield. We waited by the keyhole and watched the sunrise. Fantastic! We were on the summit by 7:30 am, and then decided to hike over to Chasm Lake, another good hike if you don't want to go to the summit. That trail has a steep uphill to it as well though. I definitely prefer scrambling to hiking a well groomed path like Mount Elbert. Made it feel a little bit more like you were climbing a mountain. Both mountains had an equally great view from the top.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 6:06 pm

rlearyRoute Climbed: Loft, Keyhole descent Date Climbed: August 20, 2005  Sucess!
Awesome weather! We saw four other people on the loft while the Keyhole was like standing in line from the boulder field all the way to the summit.
Posted Aug 21, 2005 11:27 pm

powderdreamsRoute Climbed: "Tour de Longs" Impovised Loft Route (up) & Keyhole (down) Date Climbed: August 18, 2005  Sucess!


Left at Midnight. Basically invented our own way up the loft route since we couldn't find the trail. Turned out to be awesome. Very exciting!!! Most of our loft route turned into a class 4... we even had several class 5 moves and treverses. Should've brought ropes but didn't. Made for a GREAT trip up. Summited at 6:45 and took a power nap for a while. Homestretch was very icy. Keyhole route going back down was lame compared to the loft. Much prefer the loft route.
Posted Aug 19, 2005 1:32 pm

POWERJLRoute Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: August 27, 1996  Sucess!
Whew, what a trip. Even thought this was ten years ago, I won't soon forget it! We did this in one very long day! About 2 miles in, my cousin realized he locked his keys in the car. Instead of waiting, he ran back down the trail (Litterally ran...this guy runs the double dipsy every year) to call a locksmith. I on the other hand, continued climbing now with his an my packs! I made it to past bear flats and almost into the Boulder field before he got back!

Anyway, the weather rolled in as we were ascending the final chute. Made the summit, found the and signed the Peak Reg in the fog and RAN!

Great, great climb, and I'd do it agin, but not in one day!

Jeff Power

Walter Underhill
Posted Aug 18, 2005 11:57 am

shknbkeRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2005  Sucess!


You couldn't have asked for a better day as conditions were perfect. The weather held all day and there is now only a few minor patches of ice remaining on the route that can be avoided. Over 200 people on the trail on a Monday! A special place indeed.
Posted Aug 16, 2005 1:10 am

edlinsRoute Climbed: Stettner's Ledges to Keiner's Route Date Climbed: August 7th, 2005  Sucess!


nice linkup, good weather, lousy descent on camel slide after the comparatively pleasant north face
Posted Aug 14, 2005 10:16 pm

Wendy PRoute Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 12, 2005  Sucess!
What a beautiful day to head to what seemed like the top of the world! But whoever said the Ledges were the width of a sidewalk lives someplace where the sidewalks are 4 inches wide!
Posted Aug 14, 2005 10:12 pm

shanahan96rocky mountain six pack


Aug 3, 2003- long, long longs hike. 15 miles with the crowds. next time i'll do the north face during the winter. still a pleasant route

June 29, 2008- up the interesting north face(cables). enjoyable alpine challenge, can't wait to try this baby in winter!

Mar 14, 2009- winter summit via the trough with jamie and layne. bluebird dry with great, compacted snow in the trough from top to bottom. #30/100 and the finish of the front range 14ers in calendar winter!

June 20, 2009- climbed the notch couloir with dominic. broadway wasn't that bad and views were first rate behind us in the couloir!

Mar 2, 2013- another winter summit, this time via the keyhole with emily. magical climbing on the west face, narrows and homestretch. what a day!

June 26, 2014- kieners with steve, more snow/ice than expected led to more rope pitches. super long longs day. the diamond step is fantastic!

Posted Aug 14, 2005 4:12 pm

Chad CouchRoute Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: August 11, 2005  Sucess!

Chad Couch

Left trailhead at 3:10 a.m. in a foreboding misting rain. Sky had cleared by the time we reached the Boulderfield. Homestretch was pretty wet in a few places, but only complicated things minimally. Summitted at 9:25. Back to car at 2:45 p.m.
Posted Aug 12, 2005 5:50 pm

hoopyfroodRoute Climbed: The Keyhole Date Climbed: August 6, 2005  Sucess!


Beautiful sunrise, perfect weather, great friends... I couldn't ask for a better day!
Posted Aug 12, 2005 4:14 pm

druwdownsRoute Climbed: Keyhole Route Date Climbed: July, 27, 2005  Sucess!
Bagged the peak with my 67 year old dad. A day dreams are made of!
Posted Aug 10, 2005 3:39 pm

cornfed97Route Climbed: Keyhole Date Climbed: August 3rd, 2005  Sucess!


Sweet hike. Started at 0200 and finished at 1440, not bad for a flatlander.
Posted Aug 7, 2005 3:18 pm

myroneRoute Climbed: The Keyhole Route Date Climbed: Saturday August 6, 2005  Sucess!


Started up with my buddy Kevin at 2:50AM with bright stars and lots of people. Headlamps all the way to the Boulder Field and then a beauitful sunrise at the Keyhole. On up the "Bull's-eye" route with groups of others, summited at 8:05. Took in the spectacular views all-around, signed the summit log, and headed back down at 9:05. Back to the trailhead at 1:55PM, my 16th 14'er, what a great day on this great mountain with perfect weather. Sweet!!
Posted Aug 7, 2005 1:05 pm

Alan FiolkoskiRoute Climbed: Old Cable Route-Keyhole Date Climbed: June/July 78-79-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98  Sucess!
Great mountain with many experiences. Looking forward to climbing many more times.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 5:40 pm

pksanderRoute Climbed: Keiners, descent via the North Face Date Climbed: July 28, 2005  Sucess!


A 24 hour climb with Gerber and Danforth. I plan to write a trip report when and if I recover. We'll see...
Posted Aug 2, 2005 5:28 pm

CharlesDRoute Climbed: Keiners with descent of North Face Date Climbed: July 28, 2005 (all of it)  Sucess!


A splendid, marathon climb with pksander and Chris Gerber. Lambs Slide was rock-hard snow and quite dangerous. Broadway was quite mellow and spectacular. The technical pitches were pretty easy once you got the route right. For various reasons, the route took a lot longer than expected, and we summitted at 4:30 pm. Descent via the North Face was tortuous and annoying. At four hours, I have trouble believing that it's the shortest way down! A three-hour death march under spectacular stars got us to the car at midnight. Long but affirming trip.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 11:40 pm

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